Exercise Variety is Making You Weak
Trying to confuse your muscles is, well, confusing. I’d like to think you’d agree that, in order to get better at something, you repeat it over and over again; as opposed to dipping your proverbial finger in many, many different pies. There’s a reason the best footballers in the world play so much football, and the best squatters in the world squat a lot.
Variety is a key element of any effective program, however the extent of that variety can be misinterpreted. Tony Gentilcore explains how, in addition to the most important factor and how you can easily apply it to see better progress in your training.
What We Say Matters – Uncovering the Truth About Cueing
Nick Winkelman, the Director of Education for EXOS Sports Performance spoke at the National Strength and Conditioning Association about the difference between using internal versus external curing with clients. In the seminar Nick goes into the research showing how external cueing has much more of an effect on performance outcomes than internal cueing. This is big time news! I have already begun using more external cues with our clients at DSP.
Although we just started using external cueing, I can already see the effect it has on some of the things that we’re doing at DSP. Game changing stuff here…make sure to check it out!
Build a Brick House Backside with RDL’s
Oh how I love RDL’s! Last week one of our members asked me what body parts I like to train most. Most guys like to train the usual suspects: chest, biceps and abs. But for me, there is nothing better than having a strong backside. Give me a strong back and glutes that actually work, and I am good to go!
Nick Tuminello did a great job with this article. He gives some great variations and cool ways to manipulate reps to suit your goals. Nick is a great writer and his content is always spot on. Check it out!
Video of the Week – DSP Strength Training
This past Saturday I ran South County sprinter Kierra Henderson thru workout a strength-speed workout that consisted of Hex Bar Deadlifts and Depth Drops into Hurdle Hops. This type of workout uses the French Contrast method, where you take a heavy lift and follow it up with a similar movement that’s unloaded and explosive.
In today’s footage you’ll see the final work set in Kierra’s circuit. She finished off with a 283lb. Hex Bar DL and a 36 inch Hurdle Hop. Amazingly this was the first time ever using the Hex Bar! If you want to know what we do to enhance speed for sprinter’s… check out this awesome video!